The MAC 4280, a high quality FM/AM receiver, has many useful features to enhance your listening and video enjoyment. The Mcintosh Remote Control provides unusual varsatility with operating simplicity. It provides remote control in the main listening area and can be expanded to provide control from an additional area. In each area: You can turn the AC power On or off; You can select the listening sound source; You can adjust the volume; When the tuner section is the sound source, you can select the stations you wish to hear on either FM or AM, or select from the preset stations on either FM or AM; When a Mcintosh CD player is the sound source, you can put the cD player in the play mode, shift to the next track or the preceeding track on the disc or stop play from the disc; You can mute the sound.
Your listening commands are executed by pressing buttons on the hand-held remote controller. When you press a button the controller transmits, via an infrared beam, a command signal. The receiver for these signals is an infrared sensor in the MAC 4280 or a Mcintosh R607 remote Sensor.
A rear panel connector provides the input for rmote control from a second area. With the addition of a Mcintosh R607 Remote Sensor, all of the command capabilities of the main area can be executed in the second area.
Some of the features of the MAC 4280 are:
This "state-of-the-art." FM/AM tuner displays the station frequencies digitally. Stations are selected easily by the preset pushbuttons tuned with the manual tuning knob, or you can scan upp or down either broadcast band. When the stations assigned frequency is displayed, tuning is locked and held to the precise center of the broadcast channel. When the pushbutton presets have been programmed, the electronic memory will store and retain your 5 favorite stations on FM and Am, for instantaneous recall.
The tuning memory is retained for a week even though the receiver should become disconnected from the AC power line.
Separate listen,, and record facilities, introduced and perfected by Mcintosh, permit tape recording one program while listening to a second program. Separate input selectors, electrically isolated from each other, provide non interference operation in both listen and record. You can record on 2 tape recorders from any source and you can easily copy from one tape recorder to another.
Three separate tone shaping controls provide tone shaping. Each control adjust selected frequency bands to satisfy your personal preference or the demands of the program material.. At the detent in the center of the rotation of each control the equalizer circuits are disconnected, completely removed from the operating circuits.
Technological leadership is shown in the full power mcintosh amplifier which will deliver its maximum power output to one or two pairs of loudspeakers. The quality of the sound reproduction and the quality of your speakers are protected by the patented Mcintosh Power Guard circuit. The Power Guard waveform comparison circuit detects waveform differences between the input and the output signal. A sampling of the program material at the output of the amplifier is constantly compared with the program material at the amplifier input. Should the differences reach 0,5% , Power Guard goes to work. In only a fraction of a millisecond Power Guard dynamically reduces input level to prevent amplifier overload yet permits the amplifier to deliver its absolute maximum power output without extra distortion. The operation of the Power Guard circuit is absolutely silent. There is not even "soft" clipping. There is simply no clipping.
The patented Sentry Monitoring circuit constantly monitors the output signal. At signal levels up to rated output this circuit has no effect. If the power output exceeds design maximum, or in the event of a short circuit ir severe mismatch, the Sentry Monitoring circuit protects the output transitors from failure.
All in all, your selection of the Mcintosh MAC 4280 FM/AM Receiver will be reinforced by your day-to-day use of this superb instrument.
Stereo Power Output (minimum sine wave continuous average power output per channel, from 20 to 20,000 Hz, with both channel operating):
100 watts across 4 Ω loads,
75 watt accros 8 Ω loads
Power Bandwidth: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0,03% maximum at any power level from 250 mV to raated power per channel, 20 to 20,000 Hz, both channels operating
Intermodulation Distortion: 0,03% maximum if instantaneous peak power output is 200 watts or less across 4 Ω, or 150 watts or less across 8 Ω with both channels operating for any combination of frequencies, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz +0 -0,5 dB at rated power
Phono MC : 0,12 mV produces rated output
Phono MM : 2,5 mV produces rated output
Tape, Aux ; 250 mV produces rated output
Power Amp : 1,5 V produces rated output
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted)
Power Amp : 100 dB below rated output
Tape, Aux : 95 dB below rated output
Phono : 90 dB with 10 mV input
Maximum Input Signal
Phono MC : 4,1 mV
Phono MM : 80 mV
High Level : 8 V
Phono MC : 100 Ω
Phono MM : 47 k Ω
Tape, Aux ; 20 k Ω
Power Amp : 18 k Ω
Damping Factor: greater than 50 at 8 Ω
Phono : 250 mV with rated input
Tape : 250 mV with rated input
Tuner : 1,0 V at 100% modulation
Program Equalizer: ±12 dB at 30, 750 and 10,000 Hz
Uasble Sensitivity: 11,25 dBf which is 1,0 µV across 75 Ω
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity:
Mono : 15,2 dBf which is 1,6 µV across 75 Ω
Stereo : 27 dBf which is 6 µV across 75 Ω
Mono : 80 dB
Stereo : 75 dB
Mono : ±0,5 dB from 20 to 15,000 Hz
Stereo : ±0,5 dB from 20 t0 15,000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion Mono:
0,15% at 100 Hz
0,1% at 1 kHz
0,1% at 10 kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion Stereo
0,1% at 100 Hz
0,1% at 1 kHz
0,25% at 10 kHz
Mono : 0,1%
Stereo : 0,2%
Capture Ratio: 1,5 dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity: 60 dB
Spurious Response: 95 dB
Image Response: 90 sb
AM Suppression: 60 dB
35 dB at 100 Hz
45 dB at 1 kHz
40 dB at 10 kHz
SCA Rejection: 65 dB
Sensitivity: 25 µV (external antenna)
50 dB at 30% modulation
60 dB at 100% modulation
Harmonic Distortion: 1,0% maximum at 50% modulation (0,2% typical)
Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 3,5 kHz +0 -6 dB
Adjacent Channel Selectivity: 50 dB minimum IHF
Image Rejection: 50 dB minimum
IF Rejection: 55 dB minimum
Semiconductors: 118 Silicon Diodes; 13 Varactor Diodes; 32 LED; 2 I.R. Emitting Diodes; 1 I.R. Photo Diode: 4 Seven Segment LED Displays; 3 Opto Couplers: 68 Bipolar Transitors: 3 Field Effect Transistors; 59 Integrated Circits
Remote Controller: HR 4280 - 22 button infrared hand held controller
Power Requirements: 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 60 to 575 watts
Dimensions (W x H x D): 464 x 133 x 394 mm (18-1/4" x 5-1/4" x 15-1/2")
Weight: 13,1 kg (29 pounds)
Front panel is brushed black anodized aluminium with gold anodize trim
Side panels are machined solid walnut with satin lacquer finish